Sunshine Coast Symphony

A little bit of magical music last night.

Abbey Medieval Festival

A few weeks ago we visited the medieval festival and enjoyed
watching a variety of old world activities.
seeing people dressed up and living like the vikings and knights would have.
cooking with open fire and old style utensils.

Real jousting, fencing, battles, music, food.

Canons, castles, tents, arrows, birds of prey, etc.

A fun day in sunny QLD.

Sourdough from a Starter

We have been making sourdough bread.
First we made a starter from organic rye and Spelt flour.
One week later we were ready to make our first loaf.
It took 7 loaves to get to the loaf we would consider best for us.
Light and very crusty on the outside.
Delicious with our fermented homemade butter!
Butter is so easy to make, now that I know how to do it.
Fermented ginger carrots.

Art Term 2

By J.
This Term we have been focussing on faces and drawing what we see, 
not what we think we see.
By H.
The boys completed their sketches.
Biggles by J.

Having fun with faces, eyes and colour.
Next term we are back to painting with a new artist.
Lots of fun.

Portrait Sketching in Pencil

Lady by Harrison.

Lady by Jarrod.

We seem to be getting the hang of where to put the facial features
after watching some Youtube videos.

Needle Felted Brooch

Playing around with needle felting onto a safety pin, for a brooch.
Charlotte the mouse...

Colouring in with Querkles Books

A friend introduced us to Querkles and 
now Harrison and I are having fun 
colouring in famous paintings.

Art this Week

Drawing from what we see, not what our brain thinks we see.
Using grids to draw portraits is a very effective way to get a reasonable likeness.

Kingsford Smith by Jarrod.
Self portrait by Harrison.
Next lesson we learn about shading in more detail 
so that we can add the final touches to our portraits.

Rainy Day Baking

Will they create a cake?

Noosa National Park - Saturday Stroll

Saturday morning was filled with learning about writing a memoir.
We attended a session with friends, and afterwards had a coffee.
Then decided it was such a perfect day for a stroll around the Noosa National Park.

Beautiful weather as always.

Our first Science Fair!
We had lots of fun and learned plenty.
Friends put so much effort into their projects.
Thanks to all!

The boys did a reef presentation and talked about coral bleaching, 
climate change and the Zoox.

We had a look at decomposition.


Home made pendulums.

Colour, fat, water chemistry.

Pigmy Pythons!

Replicas of volcanoes.

We needed an explosion of course!
Wow! what fun.

Fermenting Class

This week we attended a natural fermenting class.
We tried Quark, fermented butter making, fermented fruit paste and many other things.
We made our own fermented cabbage and sourdough bread.

First Aid Course

Each term we do aFirst Aid  class.
This one was on responding to an emergency, 
how to work out what might be wrong with the patient,
what to do and what not to do.